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Imagine a town studded with watchtowers like San Gimignano in Tuscany, but set high on a plateau, 100 miles from the nearest centre of population.

The decline of democracy in Hungary is an ominous sign for Europe.

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

Emmanuel Macron has been lucky. But also courageous. Here’s how the combination has led to a remarkable turnaround in previously gloomy nation

We Dutch used to make fun of the Germans and admire the Brits, says Vanessa Lamsvelt. Now, we find ourselves laughing at, not with, the UK

Shortly after the outbreak of WW2, a polemic was published identifying the “guilty men” who had led Britain to such a moment of weakness and peril. Now, following Brexit, a new version has been released.

The only thing that might restore our standing is a leader who is prepared to say what needs to be done – changing our mind on Brexit – and then leading the country through that process.

The year of Brexit AKA The year you’ll want to forget

Mired in their own troubles, both Britain and the US have abandoned their duty to stand up to Russia

Brexit is the ‘third rail’ of politics – touch it and you are dead. But a sane strategy could yet emerge

In an uncertain global landscape, the former deputy prime minister outlines reforms needed to safeguard the international order against nationalism and ‘strong man’ politics

Without the US, Europe must do everything in its power to stop the backsliding in the Balkans

If the Vice President and a majority of either Congress or the Senate decide that the President is no longer fit for duty, he’s out.

Russia’s dangerous ruler has created a country that is a more unpredictable adversary than the Soviet Union ever was.

Is Donald Trump’s misfiring presidency spiralling towards impeachment? We delve in to the chaos engulfing Washington

What would happen if Theresa and the rest of Team May have got it all wrong?

The EU was not conceived to regulate the curvature of a banana. It was conceived to regulate our propensity to kill each other.

This former Labour MP admits he would vote against his party, if it aided the anti-Brexit cause.

One of France’s most powerful political figures wasn’t on the ballot paper – he was more than 1,500 miles away, at home in the Kremlin

A fixation with the demand that NATO members spend 2% of their GDP on defence obscures a wider issue for the Alliance

Turkey was on progressive path, but Europe sent it in a dangerous direction

The Brextremists’ only response to Tony Blair’s speech was abuse. We should take heart from their refusal to engage on the substance – and force them to answer these 48 questions

Why the credit crunch continues to cripple parts of the continent, how Tony Blair blocked a European army and how the EU can cure its ills

Do recent events mean we are set for international peace or international conflict?

It is claimed Donald Trump wants to be remembered like a king. Here we profile his courtiers, examining the influences which have sent the White House lurching to the far right

Theresa May is engaged in a series of spontaneous chess battles, and with fresh rumours swirling of a snap election, the outcomes of none are certain

While the US press showed restraint and balance in its reporting of Theresa May’s encounter with Donald Trump, Fleet Street’s Brexit backers betrayed their – and her – growing desperation, with their fawning coverage

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